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StyleBistro STUFF: Anatomy of a Shirt Laundry Bag

By Melissa Goldstein on
(Photos: Need Supply Co.)You may have heard a rumor that we've been known to cart our laundry in one of those oversized Bed Bath & Beyond bags. (It was our neighbor, wasn't it?) And while there may be a kernel of truth there, check out this witty, heavy-duty alternative by Izola (emblazoned with hand-drawn-looking muslin pattern illustrations that remind us of every Wes Anderson film). This bag is enough to make us not only trade up our current tote of choice, but actually geek out on the...Read Full Story

StyleBistro STUFF: Drawstring Tote

By Melissa Goldstein on
(Photos: Cynthia Rowley)When it comes to bags, we're always on the lookout for less-done silhouettes with classic appeal, so it's no surprise that Cynthia Rowley's bucket-shaped bag immediately had our attention. We love the luxe quality of the leather, and the stuff-and-go-ability of the cinch close. And while we're struggling to pick a favorite, the camel-colored incarnation might have a teensy edge on the black, if only due to the fact that it makes us feel like something we'd sport while...Read Full Story

StyleBistro STUFF: A.P.C. iPhone Case

By Melissa Goldstein on
(Photos: A.P.C.)We don't turn our heads for any-old iPhone case—in fact, we've been accused of snobbily dismissing our bestie's monogrammed mobile jacket with a big whoop. (Yeah, we say whoop, what of it?)But there's something about these python-print leather cases from A.P.C. that make us feel like if we owned one we would suddenly morph into one of those muse-type women who only wear one shade of red lipstick and exclusively make investment purchases that they never ever regret. Which would...Read Full Story

StyleBistro STUFF: Half Moon Gold Cuff

By Melissa Goldstein on
(Photo: Pixie Market)For anyone who has ever suffered from multi-bracelet styling envy, prepare to peek behind the curtain: The thoughtfully designed Half Moon Gold Cuff by Mettle ensures ideal spacing between two gold brass bangles, thanks to its vertical connecting handle. It's also adjustable, avoiding that one-size-fits-not-that-many-people-perfectly scenario. What's more, we love the delicate half-moon engravings, which have a modern-day Cleopatra effect.   Half Moon Gold Cuff, $94 at...Read Full Story

StyleBistro STUFF: Moon and Lola Monogram Earrings

By Melissa Goldstein on
(Photos: Nordstrom)It's dangerously close to gift-panic-shopping time. But just knowing that these monogram earrings are out there brings us comfort, like an acrylic beacon of it-doesn't-have-to-be-that-complicated hope. We love the studs' gold-tinted retro font, which has a fabulous "grandpa's cufflinks" aesthetic, and what's more, they're also available in a range of color combinations spanning classic ivory and ebony (pictured above) to bubblegum pink—which means they're guaranteed to...Read Full Story

StyleBistro STUFF: Mary Kantrantzou Accents

By Melissa Goldstein on
(Photos: Asos, R.TheCorner)Designer Mary Katrantzou is known for her boundary-pushing prints—and, at times, wallet-testing prices. When you think about it, it's like investing in art. (At least, that's what we tell ourselves when pondering whether to buy or not to buy one of the London-based, Greek designer's surreal pieces.) While our most recent obsession, a leather clutch printed with a polarized landscape (above right) inhabits the, "maybe Santa will magically import this from the North...Read Full Story

StyleBistro STUFF: Cozy Sheinside Sweaters

By Melissa Goldstein on
(Photos Sheinside)Call us pre-emptive winter comfy-enthusiasts, but lately we've only got eyes for slouchy sweaters (paired with leather leggings, of course. After all, we do have to keep up appearances.)  Between the two of them, the above winter pullovers cater to every occasion—whether you're after an apres-ski effect (right), or want to channel those effortlessly cool Scandinavian street style stars, who always seem to pop up in loose-fitting neutral color-blocked numbers.Note...Read Full Story

StyleBistro STUFF: Linea Pelle's Perfect Belt

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(Photos: Shopbop)We don't usually geek out on belts. It's not that we have anything against them of course, it's just that as accessories go, we usually find kitten heels, crocodile clutches, and layered necklaces more interesting. But there's something about the Sullivan Hip Belt by Linea Pelle that is seriously worth getting excited about in a Star Cluster Ring kind-of way. Between the antique metal hardware, its perfect proportions (not too thick, not too narrow), the fact that it comes in...Read Full Story

StyleBistro STUFF: Wolford Ekaterina Tights

By Melissa Goldstein on
(Photo: Journelle)The word 'tights' rarely connotes an air of sexiness. True, 'hose' is even worse, calling to mind fluorescent-lit supermarket aisles and unbreathable fabric. But these geometric-patterned pseudo-fishnets by luxe hosiery brand Wolford are anything but uptight. Pair them with a skirt suit to take the stuffiniess out of business casual, or take them out for a spin in the evening with your favorite dress of the moment for bonus warmth and an element of sass.   Wolford Ekaterina...Read Full Story

StyleBistro (Sale) STUFF: Faux Leather Button-Pleat Skirt

By Melissa Goldstein on
Everyone knows that leather (and things that look like leather) are oh-so-happening right now. But the tricky business of finding a skirt in said material with a tailored finish that doesn't break the bank is hardly child's play. This mini from JCPenney got our hearts racing for a couple of reasons: firstly, the button-pleat detail has a hint of schoolgirl to it while still feeling sophisticated, and secondly, the jaw-dropping price means we don't have to feel the tiniest bit of guilt for...Read Full Story